We understand that for two years, members of the press have been denied requests to interview Omar Khadr, by Correctional Service Canada. At the same time, many statements about Mr. Khadr have been made by government officials to the media. The Toronto Star, CBC, and White Pine pictures have filed an action for judicial review [...]
On June 5, 2014 CCLA appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights as part of its consideration on Bill C-13, the government’s so-called cyberbullying legislation. Other than creating a new offence to deal with the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, the Bill has very little to do with cyberbullying. [...]
On May 28, 2014, Ontario’s Divisional Court released its decision in Taylor-Baptiste v. OPSEU, confirming the right of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to consider Charter values, including freedom of expression, when assessing whether there has been discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code. The CCLA had intervened in the case to promote a robust [...]
Click here to read the Toronto Star‘s front page coverage of CCLA’s challenge.
CCLA is bringing an Application in Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice to challenge parts of Canada’s federal private-sector privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). This is the law that regulates how personal information is collected, used and disclosed [...]
The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its decision in John Doe v. Ontario (Minister of Finance), a case that interpreted an exception to Ontario’s provincial access to information regime for “advice or recommendations” of a public servant. The case arose when John Doe, an anonymous requester, asked for information about amendments to Ontario’s Corporate [...]